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Mfr-Bulletins: Gateway Inc. Recalls Notebook Computer Batteries Due to Fire Hazard
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 19, 2007
Release #07-219
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 292-6813
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Gateway Inc. Recalls Notebook Computer Batteries Due to Fire Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Gateway Lithium Ion Battery Packs

Units: About 14,000

Battery Distributor: Gateway Inc., of Irvine, Calif.

Hazard: These lithium-ion battery packs can overheat, which could pose a fire hazard to consumers. This is not an internal battery cell defect.

Incidents/Injuries: Gateway has received four reports of battery packs overheating, including minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled battery packs were shipped as the primary or spare battery pack for some Gateway 400VTX and 450ROG series notebooks, and are identified by part numbers: 6500760 or 6500761. The part number and "made by SMP" are printed on a label on the underside of the battery pack.





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Mfr-Bulletins: Clarion Expands Recall of Vehicle Navigation and Entertainment System Batteries
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 16, 2007
Release #07-278
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 347-8667
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Clarion Expands Recall of Vehicle Navigation and Entertainment System Batteries Due to Burn and Fire Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: N.I.C.E. P200 Navigation and Entertainment Systems

Units: About 1,500 additional units (about 2,500 were recalled in December 2006)

Distributor: Clarion Corp. of America, of Cypress, Calif.

Manufacturer: Kiryung Electronics of Seoul, South Korea

Hazard: The lithium-ion batteries in these units can melt or overheat posing burn and fire hazards to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Clarion has received 15 reports of the units melting or overheating. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The N.I.C.E. P200 is a black portable navigation and entertainment device that can be attached to a vehicle’s windshield. The device has a 4-inch touch screen LCD monitor and contains one lithium battery. “Clarion” and “N.I.C.E. P200” are printed on the device. “Clarion NAVBATTERY” is printed on the battery. The recall includes any N.I.C.E. P200 in which batteries were previously replaced.




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Mfr-Bulletins: Toshiba Recalls Notebook Computer Batteries Due to Fire Hazard
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 9, 2007
Release #07-267
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 457-7777
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Toshiba Recalls Notebook Computer Batteries Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firms named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries containing Sony cells used in Toshiba notebook computers.

Units: About 1,400

Computer Importer: Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., of Irvine, Calif.

Battery Cell Manufacturer: Sony Energy Devices Corp., of Japan

Hazard: The lithium-ion batteries can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Toshiba has received three reports outside of the United States of notebook batteries overheating. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled lithium-ion batteries were sold with, or sold separately to be used with the following notebook computer models: Satellite A100, Satellite A105 and Tecra A7. The battery model is printed on the battery.


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Mfr-Bulletins: Acer America Corp. Recalls Notebook Computer Batteries Due to Previous Fires
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Acer America Corporation Recalls Notebook Computer Batteries Due to Previous Fires
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 25, 2007
Release #07-167
Acer Recall Hotline: (800) 503-2330
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Scott Wolfson, (301) 504-7908
Acer Media Contact: (408) 533-7742

Acer America Corporation Recalls Notebook Computer Batteries Due to Previous Fires

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Acer America Corporation, today announced a voluntary program for the replacement of certain notebook computer lithium-ion batteries containing Sony-made cells. Consumers should only use the notebook computer using AC power until a replacement battery pack is received. Name of product: Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries containing Sony-made cells used in Acer notebook computers.

Units: About 27,000

Computer Importer and Distributor: Acer America Corporation, of San Jose, Calif.

Computer Manufacturer: Acer Inc., of Taiwan

Battery Cell Manufacturer: Sony Energy Devices Corp., of Japan

Hazard: The lithium-ion batteries can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: As announced previously, there have been 16 reports of notebook batteries overheating. These reports were associated with earlier recalls by other notebook computer manufacturers of batteries containing these Sony cells. These previous reports involved only minor property damage and two minor burns. None of these reports involved batteries in Acer notebook computers.

Description: Only lithium-ion batteries with the following part numbers and battery week codes and used in the following Acer notebook models, are included in the recall:

Acer Notebook System
Series Beginning with:
Acer Battery Pack No. (Part of Barcode)Battery Pack Serial Week Code Range (Part of Barcode)Battery Week Code Range (in front of Barcode)Battery Week Code Range on Red Sticker
TravelMate 321xBT00604001 0521-0545
Aspire 980xBT00804016 63V, 63W, 63X, 63Y
TravelMate 242x, TravelMate 330xAspire 556xBT00604005601-626
TravelMate 561xAspire 930x, Aspire 941xBT00807010614-630
TravelMate C20xBT00604002 5BR-5BZ; 5C1-5C9; 5CA-5CZ; 611-619; 621-629; 62A
TravelMate 422x, TravelMate 467xAspire 560x, Aspire 567xBT00804011 0551-0626
TravelMate 320xBTT4807001418-552



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Mfr-Bulletins: Sony recalls notebook batteries
Rechargable Batteries Sony Recalls Notebook Computer Batteries Due to Previous Fires
NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 23, 2006
Release #07-011
Firms Recall Hotline: See Options Below
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contacts: Julie Vallese or Scott Wolfson, (301) 504-7908 or (301) 504-7051
Sony Media Contact: Rick Clancy, (858) 942-3020

Sony Recalls Notebook Computer Batteries Due to Previous Fires The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

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